When it comes to testing the reliability of web applications, not only do you want to verify specific, isolated issues, but also prove performance under normal, or peak conditions. The concurrent load test execution can be useful to prove application performance under realistic conditions and find bottlenecks under peak load. Dotcom-Monitor allows you to run multiple, independent load tests simultaneously at one time.
For example, let’s say you’re planning to run an ad campaign or a sales promotion through your online store. It’s crucial for a business to ensure that website application components are capable of managing a spike in traffic without affecting the user experience on your site.
To start load tests simultaneously, you can configure the load tests individually and schedule when to run tests within the 24-hour window. You can also start multiple test scenarios immediately without pre-scheduling. In the following sections, we will detail how to organize several load test scenarios into Stress Setup Groups and configure group test runs.
To organize several load test scenarios into a group, select the tests in the Test Scenarios list and click the Start Group Test icon at the top of the list.
In the list, you can click a test scenario from the group to edit, or remove the scenario by clicking the Remove icon.
Depending on your subscription plan, you can find the total cost or resources required to execute the group test at the top of the page.
To set up group test run, click Start Group Test and select to Start Test Now or Start Test Later to start group execution at a specific time within the 24-hour window.
Pulling Reports for Tests Run in a Group
Load test results are available for each individual test in a group. There are two ways to pull the reports for the tests executed in a group.
The first way is to pull a stand-alone report from the Test Scenarios manager for each individual test started in the group (the quick access menu > Reports).
The second option is to pull a report for a single test included in the stress setup group. Then, from the Report page, you can pull the reports of other tests that were started simultaneously with the current one. You can find the list of the tests in the drop-down at the top of the page. To view a test results, simply click the test name in the list and the corresponding report will be opened in a new browser window.